If you thought the BBC News theme was just someone playing a synth, think again

It’s the most recognisable theme tune on the telly – the music that tells you that BBC News is about to begin and confirmation that, yep, the world’s still going to hell in a handcart.

But here’s something to lift your spirits while you await the next bunch of doomladen headlines. The music hasn’t been put together by someone in a garage with a synth. It’s done like this!

The fact that everyone assumes it’s been done on a synthesiser does make us wonder if the whole thing was worthwhile but… anyway, here’s what people had to say about it.

But here’s our favourite.

And if you want to know more …